Please note that every member of our Sustainable Trails Coalition team is a volunteer. None of us are being paid. 100% of our time is volunteered. Our website fees and legal fees are donated and our operating costs are donated. All of the money you contribute, less any applicable credit card fees (3%), will go toward our DC lobbying efforts.
1) Repair of the Pacific Crest Trail and Continental Divide Trail so people can hike, bicycle, or ride horses over a well-maintained route;
2) Providing land managers with the ability to use modern and efficient tools so they can maintain our trail system at a lower cost;
3) Restoring Congress's initial intent for human-powered travelers of diverse kinds to be allowed to explore and access our public lands;
4) Providing outfitters with sustainable trails so they can safely and reliably access public lands;
5) Giving equestrians trails that minimize environmental impact and allow them to share trails safely with others;
6) Giving your children a future in which they can see the outdoors in person and under their own power, whether on foot, horse, bicycle, or pedal-powered kayak;
7) Increasing interest in our trail network, and increasing volunteerism to help maintain our national trail system.FAQs
Who is part of the Sustainable Trails Coalition?
The Sustainable Trails Coalition is a Colorado incorporated non-profit consisting of conservationists and outdoor enthusiasts. Our Team includes Ted Stroll (author of Congress's Intent in Banning Mechanical Transport in the Wilderness Act of 1964), Jackson Ratcliffe, David Simon, Jeff Barker, and Jane Ragan. We all love the outdoors and cherish Wilderness areas.
How did you choose the lobbying firm?
We chose Fabiani & Company because of their expertise and more than 50 years of collective experience on Capitol Hill.
Who are your supporters and contributors?
We all typically share a love the outdoors and participation in the world outdoors, through a variety of human-powered activities, including hiking, backpacking, cycling, skiing, horseback riding, and more. We all share a common desire to experience the outdoors and protect and preserve our Wilderness areas and other natural landscapes for generations to come.
Is my contribution tax-deductible?
No. We are a 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization and not a 501(c)(3) organization, so your contribution is not tax-deductible. Registering as a 501(c)(4) gave us more flexibility to lobby on behalf of you and our contributors. This differentiates us from what other groups have tried to do in the past.
Can you guarantee success?
There is never a guarantee of success, but our lobbyists have more than 50 years of collective experience on both sides of the political aisle and they have a proven track record of getting these kinds of initiatives done.
How do I know that you will not misappropriate my money?
Some of us would stand to lose our professional licenses if we absconded with any donor money and we’d be disgraced in our communities. Like you, we care deeply about this and we want our efforts to succeed. We are not paid employees, 100% of our time is volunteered. Our website fees and legal fees are donated and our operating costs are donated. All of the money you contribute, less any applicable credit card fees (3%), will go directly to our DC lobbying efforts.
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